To the south side of the maple beech wood is a moist, sunny opening. Along the southern edge of the trees, numerous fruit bearing bushes form the transition between woodland and meadow. These include high bush cranberry, nannyberry, red osier dogwood, downy serviceberry and chokecherry. This open site provides an ideal setting for many flowering meadow species. In mid to late summer the garden bench at the end of the pathway is an ideal rest spot to observe butterflies visiting the asters, goldenrods, joe pye weed, pearly everlasting, blackeyed susan and swamp milkweed.